Shortbread is a classic Scottish dessert. Although shortbread was prepared during much of the 12th century, the refinement of shortbread is credited to Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century. In Shetland, it is traditional to break a decorated shortbread cake over the head of a new bride on the entrance of her new house.
Scottish Shortbread - With only 4 ingredients these buttery Scottish shortbread cookies are one of the best examples of simple perfection. Maybe even more perfect with chocolate. Perfect Christmas Cookies for gift giving too!
Sadie Anson's Scottish Shortbread Cookies! This recipe was brought over from Scotland. Best made with real butter, these are rich and delicious. Be careful not to overwork the dough, however, or the cookies will be tough. Rice flour can be found in most health food stores. Feel free to use cookie cutters or get creative with the shapes!